GameChat – Twins @ White Sox #2, 7:10pm

I’m still waiting for them to put up the rosters for the second game of today’s double header so hopefully by the time I’m done writing my pregame comments – however limited they may be – they will be available to post. If not, I will add them shortly.

So this afternoon’s game was entertaining and more importantly, we won! Or perhaps that is why it was entertaining – I can be somewhat superficial like that sometimes.

Since I was at work and my attention was extremely limited however, I would love if they kept this evenings outing equally as entertaining. We have brought up Liam Hendriks to start tonight – he’s been doing pretty well in AAA so I hope he’s able to keep that up.

Minnesota

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Chi White Sox
Dozier, 2B De Aza, LF
Carroll, 3B Beckham, G, 2B
Morneau, 1B Ramirez, Al, SS
Willingham, DH Dunn, A, 1B
Arcia, LF Viciedo, DH
Colabello, RF Gillaspie, 3B
Herrmann, C, C Danks, Jd, RF
Thomas, C, CF Phegley, C
Bernier, SS Tekotte, CF
  Hendriks, P   Leesman, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 9 0
Chi White Sox 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 0

It always feels good to sweep the Bitch Sox, no matter how bad the season is going and no matter how bad the South Siders are.

It’s hard to pick a Boyfriend of the Day though. The only Twins hitter with more than one hit was Jamey Carroll, who went an impressive 3 for 5. But Carroll didn’t figure at all in any of the Twins’ scoring.

Chris Herrmann had a solo home run, as did Josh Willingham. Then Oswaldo Arcia added a solo dinger of his own in the 10th inning. Certainly all of those guys deserve baked goods of some sort.

Brian Duensing earned his second win in one day. How often does THAT happen?

But Liam Hendriks, who was called up from Rochester specifically just to pitch this game, gave the Twins 6 1/3 innings of pretty good pitching. He gave up 2 runs on 7 hits and that ain’t bad for an emergency start.

For that effort, Hendriks is our BOD. And it just seems appropriate somehow to use a “throwback” picture of Liam, since he’s likely to be thrown back to the minors after the game. Thus, here’s Hendriks from a few years back as a member of the Beloit Snappers. – JC

Liam Hendriks

Liam Hendriks

 

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